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Dupondius Augustus&Agrippa, Nemausus, Type 3


Augustus. Æ Dupondius. Nemausus (Nîmes), 10-14 AD Obv. IMP DIVI F P P Back to back heads of Agrippa, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus, wearing laurel wreath Rev. COL NEM Crocodile right, chained to palm frond with wreath at top; two palm fronds at base. cf RIC 160 , Cohen 8 Type commemorating the victory of Actium; reverse may be the stylized representation of a ship (see http://perso.wanadoo.fr/as-de-nimes ). Crocodile and chain represent the defeated Egypt, with crowns and palm, a reference to the victory of Actium. Untouched brown-green patina. Bagnolet coin fair, ex. Turquat, 15 Oct. 1994

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